Unbelievable, But A Fact: Unpeeled Vegetables Are More Useful

Marko Balašević Author: Marko Balašević Time for reading: ~6 minutes Last Updated: November 24, 2022
Unbelievable, But A Fact: Unpeeled Vegetables Are More Useful

Potatoes and zucchini, carrots and radishes, cabbage and beets - the variety of products on our table is a guarantee of full nutrition, good health, and high vitality. There should be at least 5 types of vegetable products in a person's diet every day, it is clear from the latest medical research that unpeeled vegetables are more useful for several reasons.

Potatoes and zucchini, carrots and radishes, cabbage and beets - the variety of products on our table is a guarantee of full nutrition, good health, and high vitality. There should be at least 5 types of vegetable products in a person's diet every day, it is clear from the latest medical research that unpeeled vegetables are more useful for several reasons.

Why unpeeled vegetables are more useful

Physiologists and geneticists pay attention to the duration of the formation of the metabolic system in the process of human evolution. The time when we civilized wash-clean-cut-eat is not so long compared to the period of primitiveness. For hundreds of thousands of years, our distant ancestors, hunters and gatherers of savannahs and forests, produced and fixed a certain method of obtaining substances necessary for the body: we produce these ourselves (for example, alkaloids, serotonin), these come from the outside (vitamins, fiber, trace elements), and these we don't need them and we got rid of them.

When the human body was formed, its biochemistry was adjusted, no one cleaned root crops, all substances found in wild and cultivated vegetables were digested in the stomach and entered the blood as a basis for building new cells. Now we cut off the skin from the beetroot or zucchini and add the substances it needs to our own body.

Biologists determined that the skin of root crops, in addition to its protective function, also has other functions, for example, it accumulates and stores substances for the growth and development of the plant for "later", that is, it is a storage room for currently unnecessary, but valuable materials. The soul rejoices when you see a large zucchini (they say about it - "pig"), and while it was small, all the same trace elements and vitamins were concentrated in the skin and the layers closest to it.


Doctors, having studied the composition of protective shells of vegetables and compared it with useful and necessary components for humans, came to the conclusion that extracting plant extracts for medicine is better from the skin. If you think about it, it turns out a funny thing: after peeling and eating a carrot/radish/cucumber, then we go to the pharmacy to buy a drug made from the extract of the same root vegetable, part of which we threw in the trash... Not only did we waste time and the strength to clean vegetables, we are not yet frugal in terms of money...

In what cases are unpeeled vegetables useful

Paprika. Useful substances are concentrated in the pulp near the stalk and in the white partitions inside, as well as in the seeds. Useful for hair growth, in the fight against chronic fatigue, stress, thins the blood, makes the skin radiant and much more. For men, pepper helps prevent baldness, for pregnant women it is very useful for preserving bone tissue and hair, and you should use what is usually thrown away before minced meat... Nutritionists have found a new way to preserve the beneficial properties of bell pepper: cut off the dry stalk and squeeze the juice from the whole fruit.

Kohlrabi. Cabbage has the ability to clean the gastrointestinal tract, liver and gall bladder, removes excess fluid from the body, thereby preventing edema, it is recommended for high blood pressure and heart disease. A high content of potassium, carotenoids and vitamins A and C was recently discovered in the peel and top of kohlrabi. A comparative analysis of kohlrabi smoothies without and after cleaning shows how much more useful unpeeled vegetables are, therefore, thoroughly washed cabbage turnips are used to prepare a vitaminized drink.

Jerusalem artichoke (earthen pear) - it is called a vital energy root - is not such a frequent guest on our table. Cleans the gastrointestinal tract, an excellent remedy for constipation, contains iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc in an easily absorbed form, B vitamins, ascorbic acid. All this is a building material for cells, rejuvenation, raising tone, cleansing from impurities. And an excellent helper for those who want to lose weight, because one hundred grams of Jerusalem artichoke contains only 74 kilocalories!


The red color of beets is given by the iron and copper in its composition, these substances are simply necessary for the blood formation process, with low hemoglobin. Recently, the amino acid betaine was discovered in such a simple product, which helps the liver to self-cleanse and fight against oncological degeneration of cells. Microelements and vitamins from beets clean the intestines, improve brain function, and stimulate the protective forces of the immune system. Beetroot juice - from the whole fruit - is twice as useful.


Carrots are better digested when cooked, and to preserve the taste of the fruit, always cover the pan with a lid. Carrot salad is recommended for everyone, especially pregnant women, people on a diet (because it is low-calorie and at the same time contains a set of vitamins and trace elements, which a person deprives himself of when restricting his diet). Carrot dissolves stones in the bladder and kidneys, and they accumulate in all those who abuse coffee.


Celery . All parts of the plant are edible. Contains dietary fiber and riboflavins, vitamins A, C, K, B6, potassium folate - for the heart muscle and does not have a single gram of cholesterol or fat. Unpeeled celery is used in collective fresh juices. If you want to look good, move easily and have shiny skin and hair, put a dish of celery on the table more often.

Onion . Not only onions, but also bulbs can be used when frying meat, which significantly reduces the level of carcinogens in oil, simply the husk collects everything on itself. British scientists discovered quartzetin in the husk, which protects arteries and lowers pressure, helps the body fight inflammatory processes. Before using the onion peel, it is necessary to wash it well in running water.

Recipes for cooking unpeeled vegetables

Baked vegetables. The classic is baked potatoes, you can cook them on coals, or you can also make them at home. Heat the oven to 190-200 degrees, wash the potatoes, dry them, wrap them in foil, bake for an hour. You can bake carrots, beets, eggplants in the same way - these root vegetables are baked at a temperature of 170 degrees for 2 hours.


Grilled vegetables. You can make an assortment of vegetables from bell peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, and zucchini. Cut into large pieces (without peeling), salt and add spices, leave in a bowl for half an hour. After sprinkling with vegetable oil, put on the grill, fry until golden. When the carotenoids from tomatoes and peppers come into contact with oil, they turn into a form of a vitamin cocktail that is easily absorbed by the body, so the dish turns out to be not only tasty and juicy, but also really useful.

Unpeeled vegetables collected on a summer cottage or in the village are much more useful than their cleaned counterparts. If you bought them in a store or at a farm store - don't even ask yourself the question "should I clean them?" Of course - yes, because the amount of phosphate, nitrate, nitrogenous and other fertilizers, pesticides for pest control simply goes off the scale during the mass production of vegetable crops.

Concern for their health prompts many city dwellers to buy a nitratomir, so that it becomes clear already in the store - to buy or not to buy such a beautiful-looking carrot or beet. If there is a greenish tint on the potatoes - be careful, solanine! - poison and very dangerous for humans. Uncompromisingly cut off the green part before boiling potatoes in a jacket or before baking.


The issue of cleaning vegetables before cooking should be approached very carefully and root vegetables should be used unpeeled only if you are completely sure of the quality of the products.



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